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This summer I visited the Northern Rhône – one of my favourite wine regions. It’s true collectors have targeted certain small extinct domaines here for attention and high prices – like Noël Verset and Gentaz-Dervieux, and also true that a halo exists around certain rarities still produced today – like Chave’s Cuvée Cathelin and Guigal’s La La’s. But my feeling is that today the region is mostly a source of tremendous quality for prices that have not yet quite caught up.

I spent a full day with the team at Paul Jaboulet Aîné, visiting the vineyards, discussing changes made since the Frey family took over in 2006, and tasting their range of wines. I was impressed. I think you will be too.

The next day I had the chance to visit Domaine Georges Vernay in Condrieu. It’s hard to believe, but even here in its native habitat, the marvelous, aromatic and fulsome Viognier grape brushed with extinction. Georges Vernay championed it from 1953, rebuilt the appellation, which he led for decades, and fashioned Condrieu as the high quality wine we know today.

Sadly, Georges passed away in May this year. His daughter Christine – whose delightful husband, Paul, I met with on my visit – has been at the helm here since 1996, and has done much to bring the domaine’s reds – from Côte-Rôtie – up to the same high reputation as its whites from Condrieu. I found them to be wonderfully fragrant, fresh, intense yet elegant in style.

Join us on Saturday 20th January for this in-shop tasting to discover the new releases from these two domaines – which we now import direct to Hong Kong. (Note – the Jaboulet wines listed here are strictly for private clients only).

There is quite a buzz about the 2015 ‘La Chapelle’, by the way – perhaps the most exciting release since the 1990:
‘A wine that might surpass the 2009 and 2010 is the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle, which has more than a passing resemblance to the 1990. This inky black/blue-colored Hermitage offers an off-the-charts array of blackberries, blueberries, crushed rocks, wood smoke and charred meats. Thick, unctuous, full-bodied and incredibly layered, with sweet tannin, it's a tour de force that’s going to have three to four decades of longevity. 97-100/100.’ Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate

Join us for Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Domaine Georges Vernay new release tasting on Saturday 20th January 2018
Date Saturday 20 January 2018
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue The Fine Wine Experience Shop
Ticket HKD 380
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Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
2015 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Les Chaillees de l'Enfer' 750ml --
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu 'Terrasses de l'Empire' 750ml --
2015 Domaine Georges Vernay - Cote Rotie 'Blonde du Seigneur' 750ml --
2016 Domaine Georges Vernay - Viognier 'Le Pied de Samson' IGP 750ml --
2014 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage Blanc ‘Chevalier de Sterimberg’ 750ml WA93
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Crozes Hermitage 'Domaine Thalabert' 750ml WA93-95
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Maison Bleue' 750ml WA92-94
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750ml WA97-100

Wines available for sale

Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 750 OWC6 20 120 1,900 WA97-100 HK
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 1500 OWC3 5 15 4,200 WA97-100 HK
2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
750 ml OWC6 HK HKD 1,900 / BTL 20 case available
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2015 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine - Hermitage 'La Chapelle'
1500 ml OWC3 HK HKD 4,200 / BTL 5 case available
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Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business. 根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。 The wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. Title to all wine remains with The Fine Wine Experience until paid for in full.提供的货物仍有待售。 货物所有权只在收到全额付款到The Fine Wine Experience的帐户後转移。
HK / HK storage; ready for delivery within 1-2 business days.
HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
HK Pre-arrival wines in transit to Hong Kong. Please contact us for arrival estimate.
En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK